Family Reunion September 2014

Family Reunion September 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Trey Tuesday - October 28, 2014

It's the Pumpkin's Turn!

A few weeks ago we focused on the apple:  We are the apple of God's eye.

Today we join the rest of the world and focus on:  The Great Pumpkin!
Yes, Charlie Brown's Great Pumpkin, pumpkin lattes, jack o'lanterns, pumpkin patches and every other imaginable way to market the pumpkin!  :)

As you carve your pumpkins this week, doing the dance with the matches getting the candle lit without burning your fingers, think of Trey.  Cancer is a dark, ugly disease, but God's goodness shines brighter!  

"For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ."  2 Corinthians 4:6

And please keep praying for Trey in his battle!
For better blood counts - for his platelets to exponentially multiply!
For the best treatment possible for Trey to become available!
For Joe and Bella and Jay and Rachel as they wait!
For health and strength for Trey!
For Trey to be healed!
"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."  Ephesians 3:20-21

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Trey Tuesday - October 21, 2014

"I know!  I know!"

Can you feel the sass?  Can you hear it in the tone of your closest man, woman, child, teen, coworker, sibling, parent, boss or restaurant server?  The sound of, "I know!" spoken at the wrong time, in the wrong tone of voice, regarding the wrong topic trumps the fingernails on the chalkboard in my book!

But really, what do any of us know for sure?  Since that fateful day of December 24, 2010, we have known nothing about the next step in Trey's life.  Praise God Trey has defied every statistic known to the medical community!  Yet we still don't know what Trey's next treatment or option will be.

We do, however, know where to find answers:
"And if we know that God hears us--whatever we ask--we know that we have what we asked of Him."  I John 5:15

So let's put our hope and faith in the Author of all knowledge and wisdom!
Let's ask Him for complete healing for Trey!
And for continued improvement in Trey's blood work!
And for Trey to be keep making it to school as much as his schedule permits!
And thanks be to God for Trey's excitement to go to school!
And what a blessing to know that Team Mitlo One is always ready, willing and able to love, pray and support Trey and his family!

"Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord."  2 Peter 1:2

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Trey Tuesday - October 14, 2014

Apples over Pumpkins

Yes, yes, they're everywhere....pumpkin lattes, pumpkin cheesecake and even pumpkin Oreos!

However, I prefer to focus on the apple during September and early October....pumpkins can wait for jack o' lanterns and Thanksgiving.  Plus, apples work better for this Trey Tuesday!  :) 

Psalm 17:8 paints a beautiful picture of us entrusting Trey and his health to our Almighty Creator/Provider/Protector.  "Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings" 

And so we pray:
Father, keep Trey...we know You already have him, You created him, You know all about him!
As the apple of Your eye...just like we protect the very vulnerable and critical center of our eyes, protect our tender and fragile Trey as he awaits a new treatment plan
Hide him...please God, don't allow the enemies of fear and doubt and guilt to invade Trey's family.
In the shadow of Your wings...we know Your "wings" are over Trey and his family.  Bless them with feeling and knowing they are safe in the shadow of Your wings...

"He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart."   Psalm 91:4

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Trey Tuesday - October 7, 2014

How will Trey be healed?

Jay and Rachel so humbly and simply request prayer for a treatment to become available for Trey. They don't whine and beg and scream, but they wholeheartedly know that taking their request before the Lord will bring the results God wants.

Their peaceful confidence causes me to think about the words 'treatment' and 'healing' in the Bible.  No, there were no chemo or radiation treatments in Bible times, but there were plenty of other methods of healing!  Let's take a peek:

Matthew 8:15
"Jesus touched her"
Let's pray for Jesus to continue to touch Trey in huge ways of healing!

Mark 5:34
"Jesus said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you."
Let's pray for all of Team Mitlo One to have great faith in Jesus and His healing power! 

Matthew 9:25
"Jesus went in and took the sleeping girl by the hand, and the girl arose."
Let's wait upon the Lord's healing touch with great expectation!  Will it come via a doctor or a nurse?  A clinical trial or an old fashioned remedy?  A cutting edge prescription or a new hospital with a new technique?  How will God perform His miracle?

Matthew 9:29, 20
"Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.” And their eyes were opened."
Let's pray that blindness caused by hopelessness will not be in the Mitlos' vocabulary.

Mark 9:27
But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up."
Let's pray for the strength of Jesus to help Trey stand up strong in his health!

Thank you for standing strong in prayer as the very best form of treatment for Trey!  :)
 Matthew 9:35,36
"Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them"